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ATT announces contest for prospective web designers

on Tuesday,March 02,2010 22:03

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AT&T has opened the application process for its Big Mobile on Campus Challenge, which will provide financial aid to students who design effective mobile phone applications.

Budding web designers may work in teams of four or less or as individuals to develop the applications, which should provide an electronic solution to a challenge that is faced by today's college students.

Judges will select five finalists based on their submissions' usability, quality, innovation, utility and marketability, and choose three winners from this group. The grand prize recipient(s) will receive a $10,000 scholarships, and the two runners-up will be given $5,000 awards.

In addition, each awardee will receive a mobile device from AT&T's offerings, and their schools will be given yearlong memberships to the company's Developer Program.

Chris Hill, vice president of mobility project management for AT&T, said the contest is intended to give students "innovative solutions that cultivate a better educational experience and improve [their] productivity."

September 15 is the deadline for qualified students to submit their entries, and the winners will be selected in October.

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